I bought this program when I found out we were going to moving to Italy. I used it half an hour to an hour every day for a year. When I got to Italy, I was able to communicate the FIRST DAY! I also used another program to build more vocabulary - Triple Play Plus. With the help of these two programs, I was able to speak to landlords, salespeople, and new friends. It also enabled me to skip Italian One at the language school here. EXCELLENT program!